From the Editor


Well, we're all "back to school" now and busier than ever. That was certainly the common theme in my conversations this week. I hope you'll take the next few moments as a well-deserved break, to soak up the wisdom, celebration and inspiration in today's issue of the VOICE.

President Angela Spaxman has more comments about the ongoing Strategic Planning Process, as well as news about other exciting IAC projects you can get involved in. In a separate note, IAC Board of Governors Vice-President Parker Anderson invites both experienced and emerging coaching leaders to step up and make a real difference.

We'll hear twice from IAC licensee Doris Helge, first about a brand new virtual chapter for IAC Coaches, and then in an energizing article about improving your confidence as a coach.

Planning is one of the keys to success in business, and Carma Spence-Pothitt presents a simple business plan outline that makes this sometimes daunting task very do-able.

In our other feature article, non-profit coach Alex Carter describes her work in this sector and the one tool that has made such a big difference to her clients.

This will be the last installment of Inside Scoop – Lessons from the Certifiers. Watch for its rebirth next month as Inside Scoop – Ask the Certifiers, a new forum to have your questions answered. For today, though, IT'S ALL ABOUT NINA.

When she submitted this month's Coaching Moments piece, Janice Hunter confided that it was this type of article that more than once has prompted a well-meaning coach to write and ask her, "Janice, are you working with your own coach?" to which she would reply, "I write first and get coaching later."

Personally, I love how Janice uses her space in the VOICE to write out her immediate experience. With that, she teaches the rest of us that it's okay for coaches to be human, and that it sometimes takes longer to find our way into the coaching moments and mindset of a challenging situation.

Submission guidelines for the VOICE are available on the website, including submission dates for our upcoming issues. I would love to receive your article submissions and ideas by October 19th in consideration for the November 12th issue, and by November 16th in consideration for the December 10th issue.

Please note that due to the volume of submissions we cannot guarantee your article will appear in a specific month.

I always appreciate hearing your feedback about the VOICE.

Warm wishes,

Linda Dessau, CPCC
Editor, IAC® VOICE

2 thoughts on “From the Editor”

  1. Thank you, Janice! Working on the VOICE has been incredibly rewarding for me, and your monthly columns are a rich contribution. Here’s to a long and fruitful collaboration 🙂

  2. Thank you, Linda, for another lovely intro. I’ve been blessed with the editors here at VOICE. In addition to the editing – you personaly have dealt with punctuation and grammar slps a high school kid would have been ashamed of – you make me feel heard, understood and appreciated. That’s why I’m happy to receive all of your editing suggestions and strive to deliver pieces you think will be good enough for our colleagues; I trust you and know in my heart you believe in the best of me. If only all editors were coaches! Like Angela and Barbra before you, you and your team do a fantastic job here and we all appreciate you. Thank you.

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